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  • 1. Torah Exploration andHebrew Letters

2. Beginnings: Celebrating Simchat Torah The GK children had the opportunity to make flags and decorations inpreparation for the celebration parade. Jonathan, the music teacher, leads the Simchat Torah parade to the BeitMidrash. 3. Our First Look at the Torah! 4. Learning About the Torah With Rachel BrodieThe YadThe Dress 5. The Quills and Parchment PaperThe Text 6. Exploring the Arc in The Beit Midrash 7. How Should You Hold a Torah?Tae Pham practices cradling the Torah 8. Bringing the Experience Into the Classroom:Literature is used as a provocation during morningexploration time.The children are given the opportunity to explore thetext of the baby Torah. Juliette AvRuskin investigates the Torah. 9. Beginning our own Torah WritingThe children were provided with differentmediums and tools to explore Torah writing.Gk explored a variety of artifacts asprovocation. 10. Experimenting With Materials Ink and Quills Permanent marker and watercolors Permanent marker and tempera paint 11. Ink and QuillsImportance ofMaterials: Experience the history ofthe Torah Strengthening fine motorskillsAttention to detailIsaac investigates the Hebrew alphabet. 12. MIA 13. Sadie 14. Riley 15. Teacher Carlie writes the Hebrew alphabet on the white board in GK2 16. Permanent Marker & Watercolor: 17. Sadie incorporated her creative side with her Hebrewletter practice. 18. Juliette combines English and Hebrew Lettersand makes intentional color choices. 19. Permanent Marker & Tempera Paint 20. Literature asProvocation:Alef Bet Israel written byGalia Armeland 21. Connecting English and Hebrew 22. Mehak Akhtar Marina Ashton 23. Noe Palman Noe uses the dreidel as a guide for practicing the letter Shin. 24. Mehak Akhtar noticed that the Hebrew letter Tsade lookslike the English letter Y. 25. Jacob focused on the shapes that he recognized whilepracticing the letter Mem. 26. Riley noticed, The Shin and Sin are the same but the dot moves. Icant remember which one is the Shin. Hebrew isnt hard. My favoriteletter is Resh. 27. Exploring Outside of the Classroom: The children took Hebrew letter walks as a way to explore the Hebrew language within the greater JCC community. On these walks, the children explored the Arc in the Beit Midrash, the second floor preschool, and the wall of Sheva Middot in the Atrium. 28. The Tools 29. Searching 30. Identifying 31. The Collaborative ProcessTae Pham and Sadie Thau work together to find out whatletters make up the English word kitchen. 32. DocumentingIsaac Rothman-Tierney Jacob Gerstein 33. Recognizing Riley Shafer investigates. 34. Team Work! 35. Journal Work:Tae Pham Isaac Rothman-Tierney 36. Sadie Thau 37. What are the Children Learning?Cognitive Development: Sign and symbol recognition Sound symbol relationship Memory, recall, using previous knowledge of Englishlanguage to interpret the Hebrew alphabet and letters.Language Development: Phonetic awareness Muscle coordination Connecting Hebrew and English languages 38. Language Development: Letter and word knowledge Vocabulary Awareness of symbols and letters Connection between Hebrew and English Pre-literacy skillsSocial Emotional Development: Impulse control Awareness of others and their needs, compromise Sharing space and resources Community building with greater Jewishcommunity. Collaboration through group work 39. Future Projections Hebrew lettermemory game Exploring the ShevaMiddot Continuing topractice theHebrew alphabetduring facilitatedlearning time. 40. Torah. It is a tree of life to thosewho hold fast to it. Its ways aredelight, and all its paths arepeace. - Proverbs